Posted by Jock Gill
09:34 AM PST on Monday, December 17, 2007
INDEPENDENCE, Ore. — Often, the kind of videos that blow up on YouTube involve scantily clad girls, or stupid pet tricks. But a nine-minute, 33-second video on the perils of global warming made by Central High School science teacher Greg Craven has zoomed to the top of the YouTube heap, with 4 million views worldwide.
That’s roughly 500 times the population of Independence. That puts it near the top of YouTube’s all-time list for views in the news and politics category, despite competition from videos featuring Britney Spears, Satan’s face in a 9/11 explosion and an Alabama leprechaun.
The video is a worldwide appeal for action on climate change before it’s too late.
Craven’s argument is that debate over whether or not humans caused global warming is pointless; instead, Craven suggests, “the risk of not acting far outweighs the risk of acting.”